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Saturday
Sep142013

Big Brother Gossip Show #312: Season Finale

There may be a few more days left in the season, but the material on the feeds has slowed to a crawl. With that in mind, we decided that tonight would be our season finale...or is it? There's a chance we'll have a special episode or two in the near future. So please keep checking in to see what we're up to.

Tonight's episode deals with Wednesday and Thursday's evictions, the jury house visit, and the first step of the final round of HOH contests. We also chat a bit about our predictions for the finale, and also comment on the rumors surrounding Allison Grodner.

You can grab this episode via the usual online spots, including iTunes and Stitcher, or...

DIRECTLY STREAM/DOWNLOAD BY CLICKING HERE!!!

Much thanks to Colette and Mike for their help this season, and to Ash for her tireless work looking for audio clips. It's been a great season, and we all can't wait for next year!

Saturday
Sep142013

Ch-ch-ch-changes!

Last week, it was announced that David Goldberg, the head of the North American branch of Endemol, will be stepping down later this year. Endemol is the production company that owns Big Brother, and word is that he’s not the only person affiliated with the show that will not be a part of next season.

Yes, it seems that the wishes of a lot of hardcore fans may be coming true, as there are tons of rumors that Big Brother executive producer Allison Grodner and casting director Robyn Kass will also be let go. Finally!

The real question, however, if these rumors are true is how much will the show actually change? The gut reaction from most hardcore seem to believe that the entire format will be gutted, but I doubt that this will be the case. Certain aspects will be tweaked, and it’s probably safe to say that Grodner’s favorite pets (Jesse, Jeff/Jordan, the Reilly family) will finally be taken off the Rolodex, but there’s no way that the show will suddenly ape the formats of other countries.

What I’d like to see is a format that isn’t so reliant on competitions. In fact, let’s just get rid of most of them altogether. Completely scrap the have/have-not silliness. Let the entire house vote on nominations, and make that the prime focus of Sunday’s episode. Keep the veto competition, and allow the winner to not only save a nominee but also put up a replacement for Wednesday’s show. As much as I don’t trust the American public to vote, I can see giving them the power to decide who they want to save for the Thursday eviction episode.

Let’s also revamp the diary room. Currently, it’s only used for narration purposes, and their semi-scripted, catchphrase-dependent commentary is getting more embarrassing every year. Is there really any purpose to hear the usual “xxxx just can’t win the most important HOH of the year” silliness?

I want the diary room to be more honest about what’s going on, and more timely. If two people have a disagreement, show them going to the diary room to talk to “Big Brother”. The public can handle chats that are longer than a couple of sentences to describe their thoughts about what just happened.

My ideas for casting is pretty easy. This may be a bit shocking to most critics of this season, but they were on the correct path this year. Either have an entirely new cast, or nothing but returnees. No mixing! No stunt casting of a relative, especially if tied to a public vote that gives them an unfair advantage. If “All-Stars” is the plan for next year, do so in an interesting matter. Why not something like people who never made jury? Or favorites versus villains?

As for twists, I have to say again that outside of the stunt casting they did a pretty good job this year. The MVP twist could have been great if Elissa didn’t have that advantage the first two weeks, and the lack of Pandora/DPOV added some legitimacy to what happened in the later parts of the series. You can’t have these types of gimmicks just to save a Grodner/fanbase favorite. Just because a favorite player was evicted, or there is unhappiness with the final three, is not a valid reason for a twist that questions the credibility of the show.

These are just a few of my thoughts about next season. What about you? Do you want some changes for next year? Share some ideas!

Friday
Sep132013

The Night Owl

 Quite a while after McCrae's live eviction last night the feeds FINALLY returned in the midst of the first round of the final HOH comp.  The comp was some kind of disco roller-skate party where the HGs hung on to a rope with a handle on it above their heads and were pulled in a circle while being shot with bubbles, water, and glitter. 

Spencer of course did not last very long...

And about 10 minutes later Andy was down leaving GinaMarie as the winner of the first round of the HOH.  I'm pretty sure this left both Andy and Spencer re-thinking their decision to keep GinaMarie over Judd because "she will be easy for us to beat at the endurance comp because she is injured."  I do like to see a good wrench thrown in their plans when they think they have it all figured out.

Since GinaMarie is now guaranteed a spot in the final round of questions on the live finale, Spencer and Andy will face off at some point in the next few days to find out who will be competing against her.  So far as I can tell each and every one of them has a final two deal with the other one, and each deal is as sincere as the other...so there is really no telling who would take who to the end at this point.  If I had to guess, I would say that Andy would definitely take Spencer over GinaMarie.  He doesn't think he could beat her (and he might be right), but he does think he could beat Spencer.  GinaMarie seems to think she can't beat Andy when she talks to Spencer, but when she talks to Andy she is just as sincere about taking him to the end, so there is really no telling WHO GM would take.  I think there is a good chance Spencer would still take Andy, because I think he knows he is playing for second place, but would rather hang his hat on being loyal to Andy this whole time than to stand up and say he last minute made a deal with GinaMarie.  Those are all just guesses though. Things won't be more clear until they have had a few days of gaming and we know who the final 2 facing off will be. 

That's pretty much it.  They have been told they will be woken up for a special brunch this morning at 8am, so that will most likely be the taping of the "look back on memories" episode that will air on Sunday.  I probably won't bother with another Night Owl until they do the second round of the final HOH, or if something crazy happens that changes things.  Until then...

Thursday
Sep122013

Big Brother Season 15, Episode 34 Recap

Last night, we went from five to four contestants remaining in the Big Brother house. Tonight, another person will be shown the door, and the first stage of the crowning of a new champion will begin. There’s also going to be segment devoted to the jury house, which is something almost everybody has been clamoring to view.

The previous episode concluded with Andy coming from behind to eek out a sudden death victory in a “Before or After” competition. For some strange reason, we begin with last night’s footage of Judd’s departure, and GinaMarie babbling about the “Exterminators being down one”. McCrae again repeats how he had to vote against him because he can’t rock the boat, but he believes the other three are working together. “I’m the odd one out.”

After Judd’s gone, they all hug each other, and Spencer is proud that three of the final four are from his group. Andy explains that he trusts GinaMarie just a tad more than Judd, which is why he had to go.

We jump to Andy’s HOH win, and I’m not going to bother to repeat much of this backslapping silliness. Yeah yeah yeah, exterminators rule, McCrae’s the target, blah blah blah.

Finally we get some new footage, with McCrae complaining that he just wants to get on to the veto comp. He walks into the storage room, and the exterminators start going on and on about how McCrae can NOT win that veto. Unfortunately for Andy, he has to put up one of his fools, so they go over the various scenarios. They quickly figure out it doesn’t matter, as a McCrae win puts him in the driver’s seat.

With that, we go right to nominations. The only key belongs to GinaMarie, which means that Spencer and McCrae are on the block. Andy says that both of his nominations are because he has to, and it’s all about who wins the veto. Andy also believes that McCrae doesn’t know he’s the target. There’s more of this blather from everybody, and even some phony worrying from Spencer.

Before the veto competition, though, we finally get the long-awaited jury house footage! The segment begins with the first three jury members (Jessie, Helen, and Candice) hanging out, and of course Helen is already doing arts and crafts. She’s painted a “memory wall”, and is pretty proud of herself. She’s apparently also been doing her prancersizing around the house.

They talk about who they want to see is next, and in walks Aaryn. “Glad to see you in jury”, says Candice, who also wants to know who knocked her out. Her and Helen jump for joy when they learn that it was Elissa. Hmmmm. That’s kind of tacky. Candice adds that it is a “dream come true” for her to be evicted, and reminds us of the mattress incident.

Aaryn then apologizes for her ignorance, and that she hopes they all are willing to forgive her and get to know the real her. That’s it for Aaryn’s segment, as we then jump to the next evictee - Amanda. It’s Jessie’s turn to be happy. Amanda points out that she knows they were all happy to see her “because they didn’t want to see me win the game”. Amanda then tells how GinaMarie won HOH and blindsided McCranda. Helen thinks that is fantastic. “By the way, America hates me”, she adds. She also outs the Exterminators to the other jurors, and Aaryn is the only one not surprised.

Then Amanda alerts them that another person will following her, and it is Elissa. Amanda asks her what happened, and Elissa (sort of) describes what happened. Amanda returns the ring, and apologizes for McCrae’s nominations...along with Andy’s lies.

Oh wait, we get another jury house segment after the break! There’s another scene of the girls predicting who will be the next to enter, and then Judd walks in. Helen is shocked for some reason, and then Judd fills them in on what happened. They then watch the video of his eviction, including his comment about voting for Spencer and Andy. He then explains why he said that, and Elissa adds that GinaMarie should know she has “all of the support in the jury”. Uh oh.

The camera was on Aaryn, but it’s Amanda that first says “no, she doesn’t”. She also obviously doesn’t have the support of Candice, either. Amanda said that GinaMarie floated through “99” days, and Judd responds that McCrae “rode on your coattails”. She doesn’t like that, saying he was smart to let her talk. Aaryn complains that Amanda seems to be even worse in the jury house than she was in the house, and it heats up when Candice agrees that McCrae was a floater. She adds that out of those left in the house, he’s been the “most loyal”. Yeah, this doesn’t go over well, either. Candice replies that he rarely even got out of bed. “He floated through the whole game.”

That’s it with jury stuff, and after commercials it’s time for the veto competition. They head outside through cobwebs, and the contest is a spider web puzzle. They have to read clues, and then find the house guest that fits that clue. The first to correctly fill the entire puzzle wins.

Before the description, and during the competition, we heard over and over how this is so important to win. Yep, more blah blah blah. “The stakes have never been so important.” Can we get better script writers, please? Let’s just cut to the end - Andy wins. Oh, and GinaMarie got a puzzle piece picture of Nick.

Spencer and Andy then meet upstairs, and it’s Spencer’s goal to make Andy scared of taking GinaMarie to the final two. He reminds him about her jury votes, and how she’s able to fight with people and then still be friends. Andy seems to be on the same page as Spencer, though. It’s really a waste of time.

Now McCrae is shown packing, and Spencer asks him if he’s talked to Andy yet. He believes that McCrae should also remind him of how dangerous GinaMare is. “Reiterate how bitter this jury is going to be.” McCrae agrees that this needs to happen.

This indeed does happen in the HOH room, and it’s almost word for word. He reminds Andy how both GinaMarie and Spencer don’t have any bitter rivals in the jury house, and Andy pretends to agree with him. Yep, there’s the footage that is needed to raise suspense for the next segment!

It’s now time for the fatal veto/eviction decisions. Who will be the last person to go home before the finale? One piece of weirdness, though. Julie announces that earlier today the three Exterminators came clean to McCrae. I’m shocked by that.

McCrae gives his speech first, and thanks all of his friends. I really hate when the nominees do this. He also thanks a podcast, which really hurts me as it isn’t ours. “Andy, use the veto on me because I’m a totally bad radical.” Spencer then simply asks for the veto, if he wants to use it, and that his “beautiful girlfriend would appreciate it”. Andy puts on his fake worry look, and stands up to announce that he won’t use the veto.

Before the eviction, the two nominees get to make another speech, and McCrae gets up and just announces various big brother blogs (but not ours!). He thanks them for their support, and says that “it’s all good” to GinaMarie. Spencer says he respects GinaMarie no matter what she does, and that’s it. GinaMarie then stands, and after some babbling finally gets around to evicting McCrae. He yells out for Hamsterwatch one more time as he hugs everybody and heads out.

Before Julie interviews him, the three remaining house guests are shown celebrating. The interview begins with a little bit of the reveal, and he’s asked what he was thinking. He says he was blown away, and didn’t see it coming. He did believe that Andy cast that vote against Amanda, but still didn’t think they had an alliance. Julie asks why he didn’t nominate Andy during the double eviction, and he says it’s because he wasn’t aware of the alliance. He wishes he had trusted Elissa, and “should have went with my gut. But I’m a wuss.”

His relationship with Amanda is then brought up, and whether he put her before the game. He admits it to an extent, but there was a lot of “give and take” with them. When she did leave, he was “crippled”. If she had left earlier, he could have possibly seen it and broke them up. Julie then points out that sometimes he looked like he was in love, and at other times he seemsed scared of her. He says “I don’t know” a few times, and it looks like he has some doubts about their future. The final messages are then played, and they’re all bullshit. Lots of “exterminator” bullshit, and how Spencer hopes he isn’t seeing this video. The segment ends with McCrae saying he wishes he had distances himself a bit from Amanda.

A few adverts later, Julie says hello to the “exterminators”. She asks Andy why they exposed their alliance to McCrae, and he babbles about how much they all loved him, and that he “deserved to know”.

With that, the episode is over. There’s no beginning of the first HOH competition, and Julie goes into a promo for Sunday’s highlights episode. I’m surprised by this, as we always get to see the start of the endurance competition. We’ve been ripped off!

What did you think of tonight’s episode? Are you happy McCrae’s gone? Are you upset with this final three? How about that jury footage? Tell us what you’re thinking!

 

Thursday
Sep122013

The Night Owl

Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you your final 3...after the eviction tonight that is:

Three hours after the airing of last night's extremely poorly edited show (which I could go on about for hours) the feeds returned.  It only took three additional hours after that to find out that Andy had won POV in addition to HOH.  We also learned that Spencer and McCrae are nominated. 

Most of the night was spent talking about useless things that nobody (or at least I don't) cares about, but there were a few moments here and there where people were pulled to the side and game was talked.  GinaMarie and Spencer had a chat in the bathroom in which they agreed that they need to take each other to the final two if they can because neither of them can beat Andy.  Andy had a short conversation with McCrae up in the HOH room where McCrae pitched to him that GinaMarie might easily be able to win with her eviction of Amanda.  He also stated that even though Spencer would probably take Andy to the final two, no one knows what GM will do, and he could guarantee Andy that he would take him.  Andy didn't tell him anything specific and just said he would know by morning what he was going to do with the veto. 

Shortly after those conversations took place, McCrae was called to the DR and the remaining Exterminators had a meeting and tried to decide if they should tell McCrea right then or wait until the next day to tell him that he is the one leaving.  They eventually decided it would be better to tell him after the HOH lockdown but before the live episode sometime today. 

So that's pretty much it.  McCrae will most likely be leaving tonight, and then it will just be a matter of who wins the final HOH and who they decide to take with them.  I'm a little sad to see McCrae go. I felt like he had SO much potential at the beginning of the season, and obviously he could have played a better game since he started pulling out all these comp wins once he needed to.  I'm not as mad as most people are though.  I think regardless of liking him personally or not, Andy has played a good game and I wouldn't mind seeing him win it.  Again, that's just my opinion, no need to freak out.  I also think GinaMaire has done okay.  Is it win worthy in my opinion? No, but I've seen worse brought to the final 3 and 2 before.  Again, I'm not talking personal, I'm just talking game.  I hate that I have to clarify that so much this year.  I think Spencer is playing for second place no matter what unless the jury is just super bitter against Andy or GinaMarie...and I don't think that will be the case.  Regardless, I'm going to stop rambling until after the eviction.  Until tomorrow night...

Wednesday
Sep112013

Big Brother Season 15, Episode 33 Recap

We’re finally hitting the home stretch on the fifteenth season of Big Brother. After tonight, there are only three more episodes, including a highlights/unseen footage episode that I will probably skip.

Funny thing about this portion of the season is that while the feeds have slowed to a crawl (when they’re actually on), the episodes are bound to be relatively fast-paced. Take tonight’s episode. We’re going to have a veto competition, a veto meeting, an eviction, and a new HOH. Tomorrow’s episode will follow that same layout, and it’s likely that at least one of these broadcasts will include some jury house footage.

So let’s get this over with. After an introduction from Julie, we start off with the reactions to Spencer’s nominations of McCrae and GinaMarie. Spencer babbles Exterminator silliness, and how McCrae is the target. McCrae says he’s the “underdog”, because he’s alone, “but that just gives me more fight”.

Unfortunately, McCrae is still tethered to GinaMarie, who leads him into the kitchen so she can loudly blow her nose. Spencer looks on during this silliness, and GinaMarie attempts to explain that she’s playing it up like she’s the target so he doesn’t play hard in the veto comp. The Exterminators really think he’s stupid. He’s not buying any of this silliness. Even Spencer complains that her over-acting is awful.

Spencer is up in the HOH now with Judd and Andy, and again he’s over-analyzing stuff. His nomination speech was to make McCrae think that GinaMarie is going to think she’s safe. Follow that? Andy whines that McCrae can’t win the veto, and Judd asks what the plan is if he does win. Spencer tells him that it will be him going up, and that GinaMarie will then go. Judd is not happy that Andy is not even a part of the conversation. “Maybe I’m the lowest guy on the totem pole in this.”

More filler, as Judd has to do more exercises. In fact, he has to do 75 situps this time, which is more than the usual nonsense he’s had to do. This is his last punishment, though. Too bad that GinaMarie and McCrae aren’t done with theirs, as we get more footage of their tethering gimmick. I think the audience is the people that are truly punished. Finally, they get to snap that cord off them.

McCrae then heads up to the HOH so that Spencer can try again to make him feel like he’s safe. Spencer throws in his bullshit about how his speech was silly, intended to make GinaMarie feel safe. There is one other element to this chat, though, as Spencer explains that if McCrae does win veto they will then have to work with him a bit. They inform him that if McCrae goes down, Judd will go up and out. McCrae admits in the diary room that despite what they’re saying, he does have to win the veto.

After commercials, it’s time for the veto competition. They’re all dressed as superheroes, and the set is a miniaturized city. GinaMarie overacts as she describes BB14’s Ian dropping from the sky. Oh, if only he was really dropped...on his head. “It’s weird being back here”, he pretends to whisper before reading the instructions. They have to “fly” back and forth between two platforms, and they have twenty seconds between each flight to put together a magnetized veto puzzle. If they don’t go back within twenty seconds, the magnet is turned off and the puzzle drops.

The usual “I have to win/they can’t win” interviews are aired, and the comp starts. Judd has problems, and gets frustrated. McCrae gets his puzzle finished, but screws up “flying” back. His puzzle then drops, and he has to start over. Judd then decides to just quit and helps Andy, which pisses off Spencer. Andy and McCrae are neck and neck, but McCrae gets a piece wrong. He flies back, makes a quick change, and ends up winning! The Exterminators are not happy! Spencer is not happy with Judd!

Once we burn through another set of adverts, it’s time for the aftermath. GinaMarie is talking to Spencer, and she’s worried. Spencer tells her that he wants her to stay, and that he trusts her more than him. He’s especially pissed that Judd quit the veto comp after only five minutes or so. This also pisses off GinaMarie.

Judd is the next to talk to Spencer, and he tells Spencer that he’ll be another strong person to fight against McCrae. Spencer tells him that he wants him to stay, but that there’s no way he’ll consider putting up Andy. This pisses off Judd, especially since Andy nominated Spencer a couple of weeks ago. Judd storms out, saying it’s time for him to “raise hell”. He starts knocking over stuff, and storms around the house flipping off the cameras. Actually, this is kind of mild compared to what was shown on the feeds.

It’s now time for the veto ceremony. I still don’t understand why they have to go through the stock footage of staring at the wall of photos when it’s obvious that McCrae is taking himself down. Yes, that’s what he does, and then Spencer gets up to nominate Judd.

Before the veto meeting can be adjourned, though, Judd announces that he has something to say. He addresses McCrae, saying that while he was one of his biggest allies he was also “the root of why I left. Coming back into this game, I was after...and, you know, I’m still after you.” Spencer says in the diary room that this was an idiotic move, and Judd finishes by saying that if they keep him he will still be after McCrae. Even GinaMarie laughs at what he did, as that’s one guaranteed vote for her to stay.

Guess what? It’s now eviction time! GinaMarie has the first plea, and after telling Julie that she’s beautiful, she also thanks her friends and family. She then calls the housemates her family, and repeats a couple of times that she “always tries my best”. Judd also thanks his family and friends, and he again promises that he’ll go after McCrae if he stays.

Andy is the first to vote, and he votes to evict Judd, as does McCrae. Judd is the next to be evicted...again! Judd hugs GinaMarie, and then whispers to McCrae that he left something for him in the Bible. As he walks out, he yells out he’s going to vote for Spencer or Andy in the end.

Julie immediately asks Judd about what he whispered to McCrae, and Judd claims that it was a non-game message to encourage him. He claims that his parting message to vote for Andy or Spencer was “reverse psychology”. He wants them to think he’ll be pushing the jury to vote for them, but he really wants GinaMarie to win. “I really underestimated her. We all did.”

He’s then asked about the Exterminators, and why he turned his back on Elissa. He doesn’t regret turning his back on her. “Working with Elissa is the hardest thing you can do. Her mind changes every five minutes. You can be on her side one minute, and then you’re her target the next.” (That was probably the best analysis of Elissa all season.)

When asked why GinaMarie was saved over him, Judd says that one of the reasons is that she’s really hurt. They also “trust her a little bit more than me”. He also admits that’s probably wise.

The goodbye messages then end the segment. GinaMarie’s is nice, and Spencer tries to say that he hopes that he’s not seeing it. McCrae apologizes for not voting for him, and that he wanted to, but his hands are tied because Spencer and Andy wanted him out. Andy is tearful, going on and on about how they’ve become such best friends. Even Judd laughs at this move. What a bad actor!

We’re almost finished so it’s time for the HOH competition. It’s the annual before or after competition, where Julie reads an event. Then they have to pick whether it was before or after the second event she reads.

They’re all correct on the first question, but GinaMarie takes the lead on the second question. All three are correct on the third question, as they are on the fourth and fifth ones. McCrae is the only one to get the sixth question correct, while Andy is the only one to get the final question. There’s now a three-way tie, so the final question is the number of seconds the “super veto” competition took. Andy guesses 414, GinaMarie 1800, and McCrae is 2010. Andy is the victor! Interesting, though, as he attempted to change his answer as Julie started to read them off.

So that’s it for tonight! Tomorrow will be another set of nominations, veto nominations, and an eviction. Plus, Julie promised a jury house segment.

What did you think of tonight’s episode? Are you happy or upset that Judd is gone? Or that Andy is the new HOH? Tell us what you think!

 

Wednesday
Sep112013

Tonights Eviction, new HoH and why POV matters more.

Just a quick blurb to let you all know whats up since the feeds have been off for just over 24 hours now.

From the traffic out there on the world wide interwebs it seems the strongest rumors have it that the show that was recorded yesterday was mostly a 'private' affair with a very select audience of people tied closely to the show (or friends of people tied closely to the show). 

That of course hasn't stopped at least two different 'sources' from revealing what went on yesterday and that's enough for me to post this as semi "fact" - if this proves wrong you can take away my journalism degree and burn it.

The word 'on the street' is that Judd was indeed evicted (the easy part to guess) and that Andy was the winner of the second to last HoH competition.  I'll leave the details at that because that's as much info as both sources confirmed.

Of course as I and others have said over and over the last few days, all Head of Household means this time is that you have made the final three.  The real power will be the Power of Veto winner which is most likely being played today (and we will figure out who won it when the feeds return around 9pm BB time tonight).  The POV winner will get to pick which two HGs are nominated and, unless it the POV winner is the HoH (as Danielle was last season) will also get to vote out one of the nominees with the only vote of the 'week.'

As an example, lets assume Andy is HoH.  He will have nominated two people (it really doesn't matter who though).  Lets say he nominates GinaMarie and McCrae (since Spencer kept him safe last week).

All four HGs will compete for the POV.  If, say, McCrae wins it, he would of course save himself (in the above scenario) and by default Andy would have to put Spencer on the block in his place.  Then McCrae would be the only non-nominated person and thus cast the only vote to evict.

Make sense?  That's why this time around the POV is more important that the HoH.  The one kink in this 'week' is if the HoH also wins the POV - in that case they get to decide the final 2 noms, but also are stuck with whomever the non-nominee decides to vote out.  An excellent example of this happened last season when Danielle won both HoH AND POV.  She initially nominated Dan and Ian.  Dan convinced her to play the POV and save him, thinking he would vote out Ian.  Instead Dan voted out her 'showmance' Shane and her jaw dropped for the millionth time.

Tuesday
Sep102013

The Night Owl

Well, as expected, Judd was put on the block for the second time this season, and barring anything absolutely insane happening, he will be leaving later today during the taped eviction episode.  He did make a last ditch effort to save himself by making a speech at the veto ceremony making it seem like he was announcing his position as loyal to Andy and Spencer, and against McCrae.  Judd told McCrae he was going to do something like that before the veto ceremony, and McCrae didn't rat him out about it to Andy or Spencer. He played along.  He didn't try to change their minds about keeping GM either though.

I'm surprised that it hasn't occurred to Spencer that everyone in the house right now would take him to final two EXCEPT for GinaMarie..and yet he is keeping her.  But that's the way it goes.  The whole day and night nothing really new happened.  It was mostly just meloncholy as both Andy and Spencer are not excited to exterminate one of their own, and Judd is extraordinarily nervous about the upcoming eviction.

I'm going to miss Judd.  He has kept me highly entertained through this long long LONG never-ending season of BB, but it's almost over.  I will be back with the Night Owl on Weds night/Thurs morning after tomorrows taping airs.  Until then...

Monday
Sep092013

33-Hour Blackout

Don't freak out: The #BB15 live feeds may go "dark" (trivia) for about 33 hours beginning 12 noon Eastern / 9:00a Pacific on Tuesday.

Chat rooms will be full of the typical "I'm paying for this! How do I cancel! CBS sucks! #BB15 is the worst season ever!" Indy Mike will be tweeting (@BBGossip) answers to the same questions over and over again until he gets sick of it. But as BigBrotherGossip.com readers, you'll know exactly what's going on:

Starting Tuesday morning/afternoon, house guests will be doing an early eviction (going from five remaining house guests to four) and then doing the next Head of Household competition and nomination ceremony. This will air on Wednesday night's CBS broadcast.

And then, around 9:00p Eastern / 6:00p Pacific on Wednesday evening, the feeds will go live again.

Full details about the possible order of events for viewers and house guests are in our Guide to the Last 12 Days.

CBS will try to keep the events of Tuesday/Wednesday secret until the Wednesday show airs ... but I'm told that audience members usually leak who is evicted (which will be GinaMarie or possibly Judd, even though Spencer apparently thinks nobody can beat Andy if he makes final two?) and who wins the next HOH comp. If we catch wind of the rumors and deem the info to be reliable, watch this space for a post and/or an update to the Ticker graphic at right.

Tuesday/Wednesday, we'll either get an extra-large serving of fish (left) or, more likely, trivia.McCrae will save himself again later today in the POV ceremony. Spencer has been saying he thinks nobody can beat Andy, yet apparently he's considering putting up Judd as replacement nominee anyway? Makes no sense to me, but it wouldn't be the first time that an understanding of game strategy has evaded this newbie. Who do you think will go? Who will the next HOH put on the block? Post a comment below or tweet @uselesstraffic.


Monday
Sep092013

The Night Owl 

Even though nothing really changed overnight tonight, it wasn't exactly boring either.  After another day of Judd highs and lows and Andy pushing to keep GM over Judd, Spencer concocted a plan.  It was a stupid plan...but still a plan.  He proposed to Andy that since McCrae's main concern about keeping GM was getting her to throw the next HOH comp, that they could prep GinaMarie and get her to tell McCrae that she would throw the HOH completely to him if he used the veto on her instead of himself.  This wa Andy and Spencer figured they could get McCrae to stay on the block, put up Judd in GinaMarie's place, and all vote out McCrae. 

Andy agreed and went to work on GinaMarie telling her what the deal would be and what she should say about it if McCrae took the bait. He then went upstairs (where McCrae and Spencer had been making final 2 deals together and talking about how they could not beat Andy in the end) to propose the plan.  With all the sincerity and accountability of a late night infomercial, Andy spilled this plan that he "thought was actually a pretty good deal" to McCrae.   McCrae humored them and kind of acted like he was really torn about whether or not to do it with his only concern being that they might vote him out for making the dumbest move ever (well YEAH).  Andy then said he was going to go talk to GM some more just to "feel her out" and when he left, Spencer and McCrae talked some more. 

Spencer kept stressing to McCrae that there is no way he can beat Andy in the end, and McCrae kept saying the same to Spencer, and the 2 promised to keep each other over Andy no matter what since they cannot beat him.  McCrae also brought up how dangerous he thinks it is that GinaMarie and Andy are so tight and said he was not sure if this plan actually came from GM or if it was Andy just trying to take a stab at him.  After Andy returned to the room and McCrae pretended to consider the plan some more, he went down to "talk to GM about the plan."

McCrae pretty quickly told GM that he totally trusts her, but that he is pretty sure he was the target when the two of them were originally put up by Spencer and said that he does not trust them to not vote him out.  He told her he wouldn't be using the veto on her, but they both agreed that after the veto ceremony when Judd goes up, they could talk about making better deals.  In between McCrae coming down and Andy going up, Judd came outside to where GinaMarie was for a moment, and she told him the plan (which he was not supposed to find out about in case it didn't work) and he happily ran back to bed in hopes that it would actually go through.  Who knows how all that will come out after veto...

None of this changes anything, and Spencer and Andy are still planning to oust Judd and keep GinaMarie.  Spencer even told Andy that he would rather have McCrae in the final 3 now (because of their final 2 deal).  I would rather McCrae be there than GinaMarie also, but for Spencer's game that may or may not be disastrous.  I don't think it will make that much difference though as McCrae will probably take Spencer over Andy because he knows he can beat him, and I'm not sure Spencer could beat anyone at the end.  So, one more full day of feeds before they go off on Tuesday for the taping of the early eviction, and if nothing drastic changes, Judd will be going to jury.  I'm disappointed personally, but that's the way it goes.  A smart game move for Spencer to make (imho) would be to throw Andy on the block and get McCrae to vote him out since Andy has pretty real deals with everyone in the house And Judd and McCrae would both still take Spencer to final 2, but it would give Spencer a better shot at winning to take someone who didn't play as strong of a game as Andy did, and to use his HOH to get out a more powerful player.  That's just what I would do though.  Personally I think Andy or McCrae will win the whole thing, and I have no problem with that. They have played hard. 

I will post the veto ceremony results tomorrow night, and also anything that may have changed (though I doubt anything will), but after that the feeds will be down until Weds night  after the show when we will find out what is going on before the next eviction Thursday night.  So, until tomorrow night...